Funny how the lone photographer, one of journalism's quintessential observers, has for so long been muzzled, leaving their work open to interpretation by others who never stood in their shoes. I am a big fan of the way photographers are now more and more providing commentary and narrative to their work. It often brings deeper insights, new perspectives to the broader context of split-second snaps, allows for greater understanding and more powerful story telling.
Here is a sample I came across from New Yorker Evan Abramson which I thought was particularly illuminating. The people of Haiti are "within their own worlds of survival" says Evan who never felt threatened or unwelcome despite what conclusions we might otherwise have made from some of the images. Even more of a reason to hear what photographers experience at the time images are captured, what is going through their minds and how they see things panning out in the future.